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Dec 7, 2013 7:45pm EST
. you picked the passion, education. this wonderful line is when you were in high school, a tough neighborhood in north phillie, where we grew up, irish somehow, black, and very tough, and it's a tough rundown neighborhood, the whole place, and you were talking to the kids, african-american kids there, wondering why you are the highest paid writer in the world, you tried to get their interest, right way to do it, i think. i'm more me than they are them. explain that about your success as a writer that you're more yourself than most people are themselves, or at least you delve deeper into what that is and how that took you to education as a passion. >> some of them were excited, some were not, trying to be provocative, so i said something provocative. i said, word for word, i'm the highest paid writer in the world, and they sat up. okay. all the teachers in the back stood up too. i said, why is that? how do you think that happened? they said, luck? yes, that's possible, luck's involved for sure, and they said, you know somebody? actually, no, we're all indians, no, we don't know an
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